This is what I will be looking for while grading your papers. You should have three separate paragraphs resembling this one on your three different studies. You can also use this as a reference for how to cite a quote within your paper and how to cite the references on your reference page. The authors in this study assessed the relationship between job performance in first-level managers as rated by their supervisors and their affective commitment, continuance commitment, and job satisfaction.
How to summarize a psychology article Karen L. Blair Updated July 19, Summarising or critiquing a journal article is a common assignment for a student completing a course in psychology, regardless of the level.
It is an important skill to master early on, as it will be encountered repeatedly. If you continue in the field of psychology, this skill will enhance your own research abilities, helping you tell the good research from the bad.
Sometimes you'll be asked to summarise an article so that you have a condensed version of the details of the piece; more often, a summary will require you to also make some form of critique.
Choose an article to review. If your instructor or professor has not provided a specific article for you to review, then you must choose one on your own. You can do this by searching your school library for journals in the area of psychology that interests you most.
One of the most common journal indexes for searching for articles in the field is PyscINFO, which contains abstracts and references that will help guide you to an appropriate article.
Read the article that you have selected or been assigned at least three times. At first you may just skim the article and read the abstract, introduction and discussion sections to get a general overview of the study.
Read the paper again in its entirety, paying attention to the methods and results sections. Finally, read the paper a third time with an eye for asking questions about what the researchers have or have not done. Consider alternative explanations for the results from those provided by the authors of the article.
As with all papers, creating an outline will help to keep your writing focused and organised.
Your outline might include the following headings: Summarise the key points of the study. In the rationale section, summarise the purpose for the study, why the researchers thought it was important and how they felt it would add to the existing literature on the subject.
If the study included hypotheses, list the precise hypotheses that were stated in the paper.
The summary of the review should identify the type of research design experiment, correlational study, observational studyand contain a brief statement about how the study was conducted. Provide information about the sample characteristics, including the number of participants or observationstheir basic demographics, and how they were recruited into the study.
The results section should briefly summarise the results based on the original hypotheses presented.
Finally, summarise the major findings of the study. Critique the research question, design, analysis and conclusions as the final part of your review.The Spanish Journal of Psychology is published with the aim of promoting the international dissemination of relevant empirical research and theoretical and methodological proposals in the various areas of specialization within psychology.
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